Seattle Seahawks: Stealing one player from every NFC East foe
Washington Redskins: DE Chase Young
Much like the Giants, the Washington Redskins don’t offer much in the way of elite talent. There were other considerations for this steal — primarily, Brandon Scherff and Kendall Fuller. In the end, though, it made the most sense to address a need with a potential superstar.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Chase Young hasn’t even taken an NFL snap (or attended an NFL OTA). Still, based on what we saw during his time at Ohio State, it’s easy to imagine him developing into one of the league’s premier pass rushers in the near future.
In most books, Young was seen as the top overall talent in the 2020 draft class and arguably a generational talent. He set records with the Buckeyes, breaking the school’s single-season sack record (16.5) despite missing two games due to suspension. That’s rather impressive when you consider recent Top 3 picks like Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa came through the same program.
As we all know, the Seahawks aren’t exactly loaded with edge talent. Bruce Irvin returned and figures to serve as the top pass rusher, while others like Benson Mayowa, L.J. Collier and Darrell Taylor are set to play complementary roles. Javedeon Clowney is unlikely to re-sign despite his struggles to find the deal he wants, leaving Seattle without a truly terrifying quarterback hunter.
While Young is relatively unproven, adding him would add a truckload of intrigue to this Seahawks defense. Especially with Cox and Reed drawing attention on the inside, it would seem like an ideal situation for the rookie to thrive. Defensive Rookie of the Year? I think so.